The Big Announcement
Last May, our friends Sarah and Mark found out they were expecting their first child just a few weeks before they modeled in our Day-Camping Styled Shoot. We have been so excited for the arrival of Canaan ever since their big announcement!
A Difficult Journey
In God's good plan, He chose Canaan, Mark, and Sarah for an uphill battle with Canaan's health. Canaan was born with some physical difficulties requiting him to spend his first days in the NICU, having surgery, and slowly but surely gaining weight so he could have yet another needed surgery.
Stephen and I have been religiously watching for "Canaan Updates" each day. And with each one, I would squeal with delight at how adorable and tiny he was! I wanted to meet him in the worst way!
The Newborn Session
When Sarah asked if I had time for a session, the stars aligned. I got to meet him, photograph him AND hold him! And boy was it hard to let go of him! He is just the sweetest little thing!
Since the tubes are a part of Canaan's story at this stage in his precious life, Mark and Sarah wanted to remember Canaan authentically as he is, with oxygen, g-tube, and all. Throughout the session, there was so much genuine love for this little man.
He's a sweety, and well dressed to boot! I suppose that's what happens when your mom works at J.Crew. Remember that teeny chambray shirt from the pregnancy announcement? It made it's reappearance on Canaan this time! I die. Canaan, you have the coolest baby clothes on the block!
World, meet sweet little Canaan. You'll be better for it!